LOB - Komodo, Raja Ampat, or Transit special?
Hello, long time lurker, new account. Great discussions & photos here. Now in early stages of Nov.2018 trip planning, probably liveaboard. The leading options are ...
* Mermaid2, Bali - Komodo - Bali, 7nts, 20 dives, $2400
* Raja Ampat Agressor, Sorong-Sorong, 10nts, 36 dives, $4700
* Mermaid2, Transit special trip Maumere to Sorong, 15 nts, 50 dives, $5200.
Have been to N.Sulawesi 3 times in the early 2000's, Bunaken & Lembeh mostly, really enjoyed the diving at both places. Also made a trip to Bali with Some diving back in early 1990's.
For this trip am looking for healthy corals & lots of reef fish, drifts, walls, muck and critters would be nice but not the focus, anything else a bonus. The sensory overload with top shelf Indo reefs is what I'm after, the people on Scubaboard get it.
Bali & Komodo would be easiest and least expensive, probably follow up the LOB with a week onshore. R4 is expensive and takes a while to get there, but people rave about the diving so am very curious. And for a little more money, could do the transit from Maumere to Sorong, just wow.
Thanks in advance for comments & ideas.
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